REVIEW: ‘A Bronx Tale’ is Familiar and Sentimental, but Thoroughly Entertaining

REVIEW: ‘A Bronx Tale’ is Familiar and Sentimental, but Thoroughly Entertaining
BY SANDY STAGGSDRAMA CRITIC “A Bronx Tale” may be set in the rough-and-rumble Bronx of the 1960s, but this autobiographical story by Chazz Palminteri adapted from his one-man show, though polished and thoroughly entertaining, and bustling with sentimentality. This version...

REVIEW: Warehouse Theatre and Actors Shine Without Glare in ‘The Glass Menagerie’

REVIEW: Warehouse Theatre and Actors Shine Without Glare in ‘The Glass Menagerie’
BY STEVE WONGDRAMA CRITIC Presenting Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” is tricky. Inarguably, it is a great American play, by a great Southern playwright. Even the most novice theatre-lover has seen it, probably several times. We seemingly never get tired...

REVIEW: Centre Stage is Bopping the Hits in ‘Shaboom-Shaboom’

REVIEW: Centre Stage is Bopping the Hits in ‘Shaboom-Shaboom’
BY SANDY STAGGSDRAMA CRITIC Boom-ba-doh. ba-doo, ba-doodle-ay (sh-boom). Dah-ta-da-ta-ta-dah! A-weema-weh, A-weema-weh, A-weema-weh, A-weema-weh! Do-lang, do-lang, do-lang, do-lang! Da doo ron ron, do doo ron ron! Abop bopa-a-lua whop bam boo! Who knew there were so many nonsensical ad-lib rhythmic vocal...

REVIEW: Clemson Little Theatre Gets High-Grade Laughs in Low-Brow ‘Doublewide, Texas’

REVIEW: Clemson Little Theatre Gets High-Grade Laughs in Low-Brow ‘Doublewide, Texas’
BY SANDY STAGGSDRAMA CRITIC Clemson Little Theatre has yet another hit in its midst with the desert oasis comedy “Doublewide, Texas” written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and  Jamie Wooten, the same team that conceived the warm , sentimental chick-dramedy...

REVIEW: Opera Converse Theatre’s ALCINA is ‘Frozen’ Baroque-Style

REVIEW: Opera Converse Theatre’s ALCINA is ‘Frozen’ Baroque-Style
Handel’s Mystical Opera Blows the Roof off Daniel Hall’s Ice Palace BY SANDY STAGGSDRAMA CRITIC If you have ever attended a performance at Daniel Recital Hall at Converse College, you should be well-acclimated to the glorious acoustics and the mighty...
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